Sick certificates

You only need a doctor’s note if you are unable to work and are ill for longer than seven calendar days. Your employer will provide you with an SC2 self-certificate form for shorter periods of illness. The doctors will not issue a medical sick note (Med3 or Med5) unless you have already self-certified 7 working days.

If the doctors has specifically advised you that they can repeat your sick note by telephone, then please call to request this between 10 am to12 noon, or between 2-5pm in the afternoon. This can be collected 48hr later. Thank you.